Ted Murphy has been named the new Associate State Director of the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska. Murphy begins his new position on August 13.
BLM-Alaska State Director Bud Cribley says, “Ted’s extensive field office, state office and national experience in Washington, D.C., in combination with his understanding of BLM-Alaska’s key programs have prepared him for this leadership role.”
Cribley notes that Murphy has been involved with National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska oil and gas lease sales including planning for and management of the reserve. Murphy’s previous duties also included responsibility for BLM-Alaska’s other planning efforts, and minerals, subsistence, wildlife, fisheries, recreation, forestry, and cultural resource programs. Murphy has a degree in mining engineering from Montana Tech, and began his federal career with the U.S. Geological Survey.